Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: Seduced by Sunday by Catherine Bybee



Once again I'm so excited to be a part of this tour because Catherine has really come to be one of those authors that I just know I can depend on when I want a good steamy, smile inducing romance and her latest installment is no different.



SEDUCED BY SUNDAY
The Weekday Bride Series, Book SIX
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
April 14, 2015, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle

Meg Rosenthal: Matchmaker by day, realist by night, Meg is not about to get swept away by a charming, darkly handsome businessman in a designer suit. 
She’s come to a beautiful secluded resort to evaluate the private island’s potential for her agency, not to ogle its owner. But there’s something about the magnetic man that’s hard to resist, even for a woman who refuses to fall in love. 
Valentino Masini: A successful and drop-dead sexy businessman, Valentino is used to having the finer things in life. Yet he’s never wanted someone the way he wants Meg, who’s stirring up a hurricane of trouble in his heart. But just as he decides to convince her to stay, someone else decides it might be time to get Meg off the island...permanently. 



Praise for Catherine Bybee
“Suspense, survival, and chemistry mix in this scintillating read in the style of Julie Garwood and Suzanne Brockmann.” —Booklist on Fiancé by Friday
"This is a book nobody should miss, because the magic it contains is awesome." —Booked Up Reviews on Married by Monday
"[A] wonderfully exciting plot, lots of desire, and some sassy attitude thrown in for good measure!" —Harlequin Junkie on Single by Saturday



Author Bio:


New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.  

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I have had so much fun reading this series, it is just one of those series that as soon as you pick up the book, you just know you are in for a good time. Great characters, great setting, and a feel good slow burn romance that is always full of tension is all the right ways.

I have been wanting Meg's story for awhile now and was so very excited to find out that her's would finally be told and what a story!

I loved this. I loved the instant sparks (not insta-love) and Val and Meg were just..magical together. 

Like most of Bybee's stories, nothing ever comes easy to her characters but all the struggle and sometimes heartache,are worth it when you finally get to the end. To the happily ever after that leaves you with a silly goofy grin on your face. 

I love that this took place somewhere different. The island setting was amazing and many times I imagined and wished I could be there with them experiencing it all. Most importantly, I love that while this can be a stand alone, it has many of the characters from the previous books. Ones we already love and care about. It is so much fun when that happens. I was so excited for some many of them and love that we always get that little bit more when it comes to them.

Once again this was an amazing love story that kept me turning the pages and wanting more.








*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

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    1. Definitely! It was fantastic and I so want to go and be there too!

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  2. Oh, how beautiful! An island setting sounds so exotic and different :) And if characters have to hurdle obstacles, that much better! The strength of a story often lies there, in my opinion. Love your review <3

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    1. Thanks Ramona and I completely agree! :D

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  3. I saw you were reading this on GR and totally just added the series to my TBR. I love that it's set on an island (island girl, here!) and the characters and romance all sound lovely.
    Great review, Ali!

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    1. Yay! She is a fantastic writer, you won't regret reading them!!

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  4. I'm all for instant sparks Ali! Those I can totally get on board with, but instant love not so much. This is clearly a fun series, and I love when a couple has been on the periphery for several books and then finally gets their moment in the spotlight!

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    1. I do too, it is always so much fun!

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  5. Sounds like the perfect romantic Summer read

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  6. Thanks for the lovely review and kind words.

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    1. Of course! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. I love a fun page-turner, I shall definitely have to add these to my reading pile ASAP! Thanks for the recommendation honey!

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  8. Every time you review a book in this series, I think I need to try it. Glad this was another winner for you!

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    1. You really should try them Heidi, I just know you would love them.

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  10. This one is totally new to me and It looks good. I love finding new series where I know they will be enjoyable. I love that this was that for you :)

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  11. Love your review and love, love, love stories. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway Kindlemom!!

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  12. I get her emails so I guess I subscribed to her at one point but I haven't felt a huge urge to read her. I suppose it's because of my TBR. It's just so huge. But I'm really glad you loved this!

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    1. I know what you mean about the TBR pile, it does get overwhelming sometimes.

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  13. I love that she can still surprise you so late in the series. And it's kind of awesome that she changed the setting, that must have taken a lot of courage.

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  14. Oh I need to give her a read. I've picked up a couple and man that sounds good!

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    1. So glad you picked them up!! I hope you love them Anna.

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  15. I'm going to have to give these a try! It's good to know though that I can be a stand alone! Great review Ai 😉

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  16. I mean Ali! Typing on my phone is harder than it looks ;)

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  17. Val and Meg sound great Ali, and unless I am mistaken I picked up the very first book in this series the other day.

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  18. I love these type of romances! It's not just out and out HEA, but I love the hardship the couple must go through as well. I'm going to check out this series. I seem to have developed a taste for them so suddenly. :)

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  19. I love the sound of the romance (sparks fly) and island (exotic) setting in this! I've not yet tried this author, but I think I need to with your review!
    Thanks for sharing, Ali! :)

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  20. it's always nice to have a series where you have a sweet time with it. And yay for no insta-love, I'm so tired of that. great review!

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  21. I love when series books can be standalones. Glad to hear you enjoyed this so much, I really need to check this series out!

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